Dr. Escobar Teams up with the Community to Promote Healthy Living in Spring Branch

On Saturday, January 27, 2024, The Texas Heart Institute Team participated in the Fit Spring Branch Fest at the Spring Branch Family Development Center and Pitner Park.

The event started with inspiring remarks from community and city leaders, including Precinct 4 County Commissioner Leslie Briones.  A collaboration between various organizations, including Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service-Harris County, Your Houston, Panda Path School, UH Family Medicine, The Common Market, Houston Food Bank Community Assistance Program, Madres del Parque, Duncan Family YMCA, Chef Stephanie Lara, SpringSpirit, Inc., Wellness On Wheels, HTX, INC., and the Tahirih Justice Center, among others, the event showcased a diverse range of services and resources related to health and wellness.

From heart health and nutrition tips to mental well-being, attendees had access to a wealth of information to improve their overall well-being. The event also celebrated local businesses and organizations dedicated to health and wellness.

“We are honored to participate in the Fit Spring Branch Fest this year to emphasize the importance of community engagement and working together towards a common goal of promoting healthy living and improving the well-being of the Spring Branch community,” said The Texas Heart Institute Center for Cardiovascular Care cardiologist Dr. Jorge Escobar.

The event combined health education, physical activity, and family-friendly activities. Attendees participated in free 30-minute workout classes led by local yoga, Zumba, and other fitness experts.  The classes catered to people of all fitness levels and provided an excellent opportunity for the community to engage in physical activity together. Additionally, there were healthy cooking demonstrations by Chef Stephanie Lara, where attendees learned how to prepare nutritious meals for themselves and their families.

“We are committed to partnering with Fit Houston again this year on the #WALK30 campaign and proud to help strengthen the culture of healthy living within the Spring Branch community,” added Keri Sprung.